To those interpreting Sarah’s not having worn shoes onstage at the Emmys as being evidence of a substance-altered consciousness, Sarah had this to say in the Emmy press room later:
“They just hurt, the shoes just hurt. They’re very nice. They’re by Geppetto. I remember that because he made Pinocchio and also clearly designed shoes for the Nazi war effort.” Then she said to her publicist, “Don’t be mad at me.”
She also talked about her shoes hurting in the clip below (at timecode 00:46) from the pre-ceremony red carpet.